Aisha Buhari/File Photo

While there have been speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to take another wife, Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has joined the female gender to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child.

Concise News reports that rumours are rife that Buhari is getting married to a second wife and that the ‘private’ wedding is set to hold today.

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According to speculations on social media, Buhari is set to marry the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management Sadia Farouq in a quiet ceremony.

Ignoring the rumours, the first lady, in a tweet revealing the theme for this year’s celebration of the girl child, said she was happy to see that much progress had been made in the areas of activism.

She tweeted: “Today, I join millions of girls around the world to celebrate this year’s international day of the girl child, the theme for this year is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

“I am happy to note the progress that has been made in the area of activism by girls to protect 1/2 their gender.

“I want to state that more needs to be done especially to address gender based violence which seems to be more pronounced recently. All hands must be on deck to achieve this.”

At the time of publishing this report, this online news medium could not independently verify if the president – who will be 77 by December – is truly taking another wife.